I'm having problems to add a field on my shape's attribute table. When i try to add a Double column, it should show the options "scale" and "precision" for me to fill, but it keeps showing the options "alias", "allow null values" and "default value". How can i change that?
Thank you for the help!
P.S.: I'm using ArcGIS 10.
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shapefiles don't support alias
in geodatabase you can only change properties when the table is empty,
and shapefiles would be the same
Make sure you're not in an edit session. I presume you changed the dropdown box to Double (or float or whatever the option is).
If it still persists, close all ArcMap sessions and try it again after reopening your map.
Ok, this is weird. I am seeing the same things too (running ArcMap 10.3.1 on a Basic license).
However, these was happening with a File Geodatabase.
When I tried with a plain ole shapefile, it worked like it was supposed to...
Maybe setting precision and scale are not necessary within geodatabases? (but that doesn't sound right...)
I thought that was one of the magical things about geodatabases... there is no need to set them since they are controlled by the gdb themselves.. and from my link